New photo shows Zimmerman with bloody nose night of shooting
Legal panel weighs in on the case
- Duration 5:33
- Date Dec 4, 2012
Legal panel weighs in on the case
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We'll tell escorted back in session on the docket today a new twist in the George Zimmerman murder case.
Today we're getting our first look at a color photo.
I'm Zimmerman is bloodied and bruised face the night he shot and killed trade bond -- as he was out on a neighborhood watch.
This picture gives us a much more vivid look at his injuries.
Then the grainy black and white photo that was originally released to the defense by the prosecution.
Zimmerman is facing second degree murder charges for shooting the unarmed Florida teen last February.
He claims that he shot -- -- -- in self defense after a confrontation.
So does this photo of mr.
Shed new light on the case.
Joining me now David Wolf defense attorney and frankly -- who is also.
A defense attorney so that the defense lawyer in this case isn't really unhappy David -- he says I've been pushing them and pushing them.
To give me the color photo all they gave me was the black and white I had to go into court to file a motion.
To make them do it.
And he's very happy he filed that motion because there is a stark difference between the one and the other.
Megan that this borders no question about it on prosecutorial misconduct -- mean are you kidding me.
They'd be officers take this picture of George their rent it clearly shows a broken -- shows graphic injuries.
Blood dripping down his nose onto his lips they take that photo they do a black and white photocopy they then turned bat.
Over to defense which shows nothing which can just completely conceals the injuries they might as well have given and this Megan.
That is valuable is that black and white photo is to -- offense they require my alarm turned this over to them.
They failed to do so it was just the latest in a long series.
Of attempts to cover up the evidence in this case Megan and with the prosecution has evidence that they think will lead to the conviction.
Of George their land of second degree murder beyond a reasonable doubt.
I don't know what it is right now they've painted themselves to a political corner and there in deep deep trouble.
Ryan -- the state says look we have the obligation to disclose it we did we gave a copy a photo USS for the real.
You know original and eventually we got to take.
Meg and the bigger the bigger story is this photograph has no bearing at all and whether George -- is gonna.
Be convicted in fact.
Give me a but -- bloody lip proves that the defense here is desperate.
The key issue in the case the two issues whether -- -- was the aggressor in this case.
-- is injured or not has no bearing.
On whether he was -- -- -- the aggressor the second issue is -- Zimmerman -- objectively reasonable force under the circumstances.
And that has nothing to do it all with a photograph either I'll come 911 tape and.
Okay it's now whether we'll be announcing that they -- -- I was also here -- there is a lesson here arguing then that the fact that there was a physical confrontation between them in which is that mr.
Zimmerman was was hit.
Is irrelevant exactly that's exactly I mean everybody everybody -- all the world knows David.
-- is anybody disputing that there was an altercation yeah that's the only thing the photograph shows and all what is not a.
Known to sell I had to advance Brian and his claim was in the very beginning.
That that -- on -- attracted to how he was pounding his face of the concrete punching him in the face.
The injuries to the face prove that there's also another series of -- but yeah the injuries to the back of his head.
There are grass stains wetness on the back of his teachers described it -- -- Arafat is this -- started about why -- the president and I don't know son we know is what this -- interesting point isn't that that's Marion a whole lot.
But that's an interesting point let let -- make that point that it doesn't matter he we get fifty photos of Zimmerman badly beat up and tell us why not relevant.
You start a fight you cannot now than rely on the stand your ground law.
If you started the fight that it doesn't matter he's injured five times over.
As to her left ear that are -- are broken -- it doesn't matter you can't rely on that guys okay -- -- -- like that but that is one of the issues.
That the jury will have to decide is who threw the first blow right who actually started the fight.
So you can't say that the photo is totally you know that's an entree why I'm not saying the photo in the number -- -- want to say taken that not only help -- -- like David -- Brian let me -- -- away at.
-- -- -- -- -- -- 911 call -- witness description also shows.
That while George there was pursuing -- through the neighbor he broke off his pursuit.
Went back to his car and that's when -- approached him after he broke -- that pursuit.
That's when the aggression stops Martin comes up to him he says even reach into his pocket picked up his phone a whole lot of second Brian.
And that's when Martin punched him and started pounding his head into the ground and Megan attached to the motion that was filed with the court to get this discovered that the DA doesn't want to give them.
Is the results of a polygraph test.
That clearly shows George Zimmerman was being truthful about this and tires.
I don't I'm writing my my feeling is they had two very different stories the -- -- trade on Marten is gonna say the Zimmerman was the first sewer but if if that is disapproved if the defense can prove that he wasn't the procedure that he backed off the aggression and that -- Ron came after him.
And that bloody photo is absolutely relevant.
Well there's no DNA evidence that neither meg and it -- to connect trade on Martin's.
With the with the with the with Tyrone Edwards Zimmermann so that's also gonna hang our government aren't -- -- that -- debate up next.